(previously known as Gracilaria alysidota)
GRACILLARIINAE, GRACILLARIIDAE, GRACILLARIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Landcare Research Ltd., New Zealand)
These Caterpillars feed on various Wattles, such as
The early instars burrow into the phyllodes. Later instars can burrow into the stem.
The adult moth has a fringe along the trailing edge of each wing. The forewings have light and dark chevron markings. The hindwings are a golden brown. Its wingspan is about 0.8 cms.
The species is found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera III Tineina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), pp. 161-162.
(updated 13 August 2003)